It was an easy call to pick up HBO's vampire series True Blood for a second season, Sue Naegle, the network's president of entertainment, told SCI FI Wire.
HBO ordered a second season of True Blood early on in the show's premiere run. "We had seen the episodes and read all the scripts," Naegle said in an exclusive interview on Friday in Universal City, Calif., after HBO's presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. "We loved it and believed in it, and we knew we would want to do a second season. So it was an easy decision."
Following is the rest of our interview with Naegle.
What do you expect is in store for the next season?
Naegle: I'll never tell.
No, no spoilers. Just impressions.
Do you see it taking more inspiration from Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books or taking off on its own?
Naegle: We use the books as a starting-out point. It's a combination. I really can't tell [you any more].
Would you be raising the budget or putting more behind it?
Naegle: Well, we love the show, and we support the show to the same degree that we did the first year. It was a beautiful production design and a healthy budget, so it's the same.
Do you see adding any new cast, or sticking with the regulars?
Naegle: I can't tell you all these secrets. You're crazy!